Stoneware Dinner Service Sets
Stoneware dinnerware sets can add a rustic elegance to your table. Stoneware dinnerware sets are a versatile choice for many occasions and decors and come in a variety of colors from your traditional blue and white to autumn colors of yellows and reds. Stoneware dinnerware sets can be as individual as you are to make your place settings distinctive.
What is stoneware pottery?
Stoneware pottery is loosely defined as pottery that is fired at a high temperature. The high temperature firing makes it strong and vitreous. These properties make it an excellent material for dinnerware.
- It is nonporous. This means that the dinnerware will not soak up liquids.
- It is made from stoneware clay shaped into plates, bowls, and other objects.
- It may be white or glazed to create deep blues, reds, greens, and other colors. Glazing allows for creative patterns and unique artwork.
Are ceramics and stoneware the same thing?
Ceramics is a broad term that defines many types of dinnerware and objects that are shaped and fired. Stoneware is a specific type of ceramic that is made of a sculpting material fired at a high temperature. It is often made into various dinnerware sets that are durable due to the high firing temperature.
Is earthenware clay?
Earthenware is made from clay and shaped into dinnerware and other objects. It is fired at a lower temperature than stoneware or porcelain, so it is not as strong. It is porous, allowing for liquids to be absorbed. This can be problematic for dinnerware. However, it can be glazed to protect against liquid absorption.
What is the difference between earthenware and stoneware?
- Stoneware is fired at a higher temperature, giving it greater strength and durability.
- Stoneware is vitreous and nonporous, making it the better choice for everyday dinnerware.
What is included in a 16-piece dinnerware set?
Although there is no one definition of a dinnerware set, a 16-piece dinnerware set will typically include four place settings:
- Four bowls
- Four salad plates
- Four dinner plates
- Four cups or mugs
Dinnerware sets may also include serving pieces in white and other colors. These dinnerware sets come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Dinnerware sets may consist of square plates or round plates, deep bowls or shallow bowls, and mugs or cups. The pattern choices in dinnerware sets are endless. You may want to choose a set that has all pieces with the exact same pattern, or you can coordinate between sets to have complementary pieces.